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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

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Nicole Perlroth
Cybersecurity Reporter for The New York Times
KRCB 09/06/2013
This is huge. This was the last bastion of privacy on the internet and what we've discovered is that the last few decades, the NSA has been actively working to crack or circumvent the encryption technologies we all use, not just for internet banking and to protect medical records and electronic voting systems, but that we actually, as you pointed out, use for everyday internet communications like e-mail or internet chats, et cetera.
Nicole Perlroth
Cybersecurity Reporter for The New York Times
KRCB 09/06/2013
What we've learned is that there's been a sustained, mult-ipronged effort to break or circumvent many of the encryption technologies that have been developed over the last two decades. So in some cases, the NSA. is using its power and influence as the world's best code maker to set standards that only it knows how to break. In other cases, it's getting into servers and taking encryption keys. It's using secret court orders, in some cases through its intermediaries, to grab encryption
Nicole Perlroth
Cybersecurity Reporter for The New York Times
KRCB 09/06/2013
In some cases, it's (NSA) working hand in hand with companies to embed itself into encryption chips that scramble information for much of the world's businesses and governments or working with companies to build in custom solutions that give it pre-encrypted access to communications. This has all been done in secret. So as we point out
Nicole Perlroth
Cybersecurity Reporter for The New York Times
KRCB 09/06/2013
...in our article. Two decades ago, we as a nation had a big conversation around the clipper chip, which was the Clinton administration's way of putting in a backdoor to all encryption technologies. And as a nation, we decided that this was fundamentally unacceptable, that we wanted some things to remain secret. What we found out yesterday and what we said today in our article is that the NSA has gotten around that-- effectively done the same thing in secret.
Catherine Kobayashi
Anchor, NHK's Newslline
KCSM 09/08/2013
Der Spiegel says the NSA and the British spy agency GHQ can access a phone user’s private data. This includes email addresses, phone numbers and GPS data on iPhones, Android devices and other smart phones. Der Spiegel says access to Blackberry phone data was lost after its security was enhanced in 2009. But the GCHQ cracked the security code a year later.
Hari Sreenivasan
Senior Correspondent, Director of Digital Partnerships, PBS NewsHour
KQED 09/09/2013
From Germany tonight, the magazine der spiegel is reporting that America's National Security Agency is capable of accessing user data on most major smart phones, including Apple iPhones, Blackberries, and on devices using Google's Android operating system. The magazine says its report is based on top secret NSA documents that it has seen. On Friday, Google announced that it has accelerated efforts to encrypt all its data. That followed earlier reports about NSA abilities to break digital locks.
Brian Shactman
Host, MSNBC Way Too Early
MSNBCW 09/09/2013
A Brazilian television show citing classified documents provided by the Snowden leaks, reports that the Obama administration spied on Petrobras, the state run oil producer. The documents claim the NSA focused on the oil giant’s computer network, as well as computer networks as well as for a large international money transfer firm.
Nate Cardozo
Staff Attorney for Electronic Frontier Foundation
ALJAZAM 09/11/2013
Well the disclosure is important most because now we know that the first NSA violated its on rules. Second lied about it to the court. Third, was rebuked strongly by the court, and even more than that, the court itself, this is a secret court that meets in Washington, D.C., the court said that it had no way of knowing whether the NSA was complying, and the NSA had lost the court's confidence. Those are pretty startling revelations.
Nate Cardozo
Staff Attorney for Electronic Frontier Foundation
ALJAZAM 09/11/2013
(what) it turns out they were doing, this is for years, by the way, they were conducting fishing expeditions, without suspision, to look into your phone calls. to look into tens of thousands of Americans' phone calls to gather suspicion, that they would then use to look into your phone calls. If that sounds circular, it is because it is.
Nate Cardozo
Staff Attorney for Electronic Frontier Foundation
ALJAZAM 09/11/2013
My organization, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, as well as organizations like the ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights are suing to stop that bulk collection. Representatives Sensenbrenner who is the original author of the Patriot Act, has joined our lawsuit and said, as a friend of the court, and said this was not the intent of the Patriot Act. so yes,
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